Alternative Energy…An Introduction
In this post, we will introduce you to Alternate Energy Solutions, for your prepping consideration.
When you and everyone else has fallen off the grid, you will be a happy camper that you found this Prepare Site and you have a solution for Alternate Energy!
The production of much-needed energy in the event of a natural or man-made disaster can be found throughout this site. If you wind up ‘off the grid’, one of the best ways you can help yourself and your family is by having an alternate energy source.
Watch the following video to get a better understanding of the power of the sun:
This is where alternative energy solar comes in: the sun is one resource that is available in large quantities and is constantly replenishing itself. Unlike most forms of non-renewable energy, solar energy (renewable energy) is produced and consumed where it is used; this means more security for you and your family.
There are some great reasons why alternative solar power is a great energy option if you decide to take care of it now instead of waiting for a disaster. For starters, you will notice some real savings on your monthly utility bill (you may actually reach a point where you don’t use a utility company at all), also making your home a more valuable asset.
There are a number of ways where you can use alternative energy, and to give you a hint it’s not just to heat your water and generate electricity. Other ways you can use solar energy include cooking, passive solar design, pump water, heating your swimming pool/spa as well as landscape lighting.
When it comes to alternative solar energy you have a few different options, you can either install small solar projects such as solar lights, or use a solar cooker, or think about installing larger solar projects such as full-scale photovoltaic solar generators.
Some people who build a new home choose to utilize passive solar design. If you design your home and garden well you will reduce heating and cooling bills tenfold. By taking advantage of alternative solar energy technology you will save money by not having to maintain and purchase new equipment.
Utilizing passive designs is often a more efficient way of utilizing solar power, rather than adding solar technologies to home – which despite your best efforts may not be entirely energy efficient.
The technology that is used for alternative energy solar is photovoltaic cells. These photovoltaic cells, or PV’s as they are often referred, are semiconductors which have two layers of silicon. It is not important for you to have a complete understanding of how PV cells work, however it is important that the contractor you hire does.
If you are one of those people who doesn’t feel complete unless you have one do-it-yourself project on the go, then doing an alternative energy solar project might just take your fancy. There is a range of projects online that take hardly any time and are a fun activity.
Utilizing alternative solar energy a great idea, and you may even like to take advantage of both solar and wind power technology.
Installing alternative energy solar is a costly business at times, and is a heavy investment. Why not take advantage of the tax credits and subsidies available? There is a plethora of information available on the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy. Go on the net to find out in your state exactly what subsidies and incentives are available for your area.
Please consider this prepping tool. It’s in your best interest. Do not wait before the crisis is upon you!
We will have more on this at a later date.
Other News Of Interest From The Net:
The Guardian. The corporatization of US green energy a double-edged sword worth billions. The Guardian. There’s a popular meme that surfaces on green energy blog forums and Facebook pages. The gist is that large corporations love oil and gas because they can own and control it. They’re against renewable energy because no-one can own the sun or wind. The State of Solar Energy Santa Barbara Independent. all 67 news articles…